2019

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Shaping The Future

Martin Webber

Some reflections on the 9th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health in York, July 2019. Blog ICSW 2019

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Social prescribing is a lovely idea but it won’t make up for the care I’m not getting

SECTIONED

Social prescribing can only play a limited role in helping folks living with serious mental ill-health. A news story on social prescribing boomed out of my radio on Monday morning – another jolly report about how this was the way to manage long-term conditions in the community.

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Fabric, feelings and fidget stars! Reflections on the emotional use of textiles in social work

Learning Social Worker

There is an emotionality associated with the making, the ownership, the giving and receiving, and the use of fabric objects. Across generations and cultures people (often women) have made textiles to use for function or decoration. Fabric and threads can have a much deeper significance.

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Proven Topics for Growth in Clinical Supervision

The How to Social Worker

The How to Social Worker. Proven Topics for Growth in Clinical Supervision. Growing in Clinical Supervision Clinical supervision is critical to help you grow as a clinician. So let me rephrase that. If you want to grow, embrace your supervisor’s attention.

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Get Connected: Using Social Media for Social Work Success

Speaker: Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW.

In this webinar with business development consultant Gary Direnfeld, we will explore the different methods of marketing your private social work practice and boosting your online presence. Gary will provide valuable insight on choosing and using social media to attract viable referrals.

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Wednesday NetWORK 12/2019

Network for Social Work Management

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The rain it falls not so sweetly

The Vintage Social Worker

I’m laying in bed listening to the rain falling, gentle, steady soothing rain the sort of rain that falls softly into a summers evening and makes the world smell sweet and clean after a warm day.

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Review: Toxic Inequality (2017)

Michigan Girl's Café

Toxic Inequality: How America’s Wealth Gap Destroys Mobility, Deepens the Racial Divide, and Threatens Our Future (2017), by Thomas Shapiro, is a professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and the Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy Brandeis University.

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Exploring Post Graduate Licensure: LCSW vs. LMSW

Simmons University

A Master of Social Work (MSW) is the gateway to most professional opportunities in the field, but new MSW graduates face some choices.

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7 Foods to Boost Serotonin for Improving Mental Health and Mood

Pure Recovery California

Eating for health living means more than just eating to maintain a healthy weight or to encourage weight loss. Healthy eating has become an all-encompassing lifestyle method, which includes maintaining overall health by consuming food rich in certain nutrients or minerals.

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Into the DSM - Antisocial Personality Disorder

The Licensed Clinical Social Worker Exam

When is bad behavior just bad behavior, and when does it cross the line into being clinically significant? Let's take a look at the DSM criteria for antisocial personality disorder. They are: A. Pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others, occurring since age 15, including three or more of these: Failure to conform to social norms. Deceitfulness. Impulsivity, failure to plan ahead. Irritability and aggressiveness. Reckless disregard for the safety of others.

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Watching TV doesn’t make us more lonely

Martin Webber

WaveLength: Fighting loneliness with technology. Blog Loneliness

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One Step Forward…

A Splintered Mind

I picked up particulate respirator masks so that I can go outdoors again. I’ve apparently developed asthma due to the pollution in Salt Lake Valley and the California forest fires. It’s why I’ve been so horribly sick since September. I’ve been a near complete shut-in.

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What do you see? Reflecting on relationship-based practice.

Learning Social Worker

In this ‘guest blog’ I shall share the reflections of a colleague, Catherine (not her real name). This piece of writing is bursting with passion for practice and for the young people she serves. I found it emotionally moving and uplifting.

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50 Amazing Journal Prompts for Mental Health from Therapists

The How to Social Worker

The How to Social Worker. 50 Amazing Journal Prompts for Mental Health from Therapists. Benefits of Mental Health Journaling Journaling is a severely underrated activity. The benefits of routinely writing to targeted prompts can make massive benefits to your thought process and mood.

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Wednesday NetWORK 10/2019

Network for Social Work Management

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Quantity of Teen Technology Use Not Harming Mental Health

Society of Clinical Psychology

Parents and the public are increasingly concerned that adolescents’ rapid adoption of the smartphone and other modern technologies is harming their mental health, and it is not uncommon for them to ask clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners for guidance.

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Sitting still.

The Vintage Social Worker

How hard can it be to sit still for a morning to have your portrait painted by a group of budding amateur artists? Well actually not too hard but occupying the mind while remaining still can be a bit tricky.

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Review: The Gilded Years (2016)

Michigan Girl's Café

The Gilded Years (2016), by Karin Tanabe, is a historical fiction novel. It is based on the true story of Anita Florence Hemmings, the first African American woman to attend Vassar College, a prestigious women's college, in the 1890s.

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Master of Social Work Versus Master of Psychology

Simmons University

So you have already earned your bachelor’s degree and have decided to pursue the next stage of academia — the master’s degree.

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What’s the Difference Between a Hangover & Alcohol Poisoning?

Pure Recovery California

Going out for a night on the town isn’t unusual. Friends go out with friends to have some beers, maybe a few mixed drinks, or perhaps something stronger than that. Time passes, and suddenly, six hours have passed. That one friend that had a few beers has gone from a few, to an entire case of beers.

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psychotherapy as internal relation

Clinical Philosophy

(notes for a talk at Confer, 21st Sep 2019 ) Abstract Describing psychotherapy as a method of treatment is expedient in healthcare settings, but it would take a tin ear to not baulk at it as a characterisation of the therapeutic experience.

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The importance of human relationships

Martin Webber

World Social Work Day 2019. Blog Connecting People

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Keeping Upbeat During Illness Is a Challenge

A Splintered Mind

Do I still have a blog? You wouldn’t know it by how infrequently I’ve updated it lately. Sometimes life can overwhelm. When that happens, I like to believe that I will always be plucky enough to fend off the doldrums and shake my fist defiantly at the obstacles that beset me. However, when illness weakens your knees and keeps you motionless in bed, is there enough pluck to lift your fist, never mind keep your spirits up? I’ve been incredibly sick this Fall.

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An appreciation of ‘appreciative encouragers’. And a pair of fabulous boots!

Learning Social Worker

What is an ‘appreciative encourager’? I googled it and got no hits. Zilch. I got ‘positive encourager’, ‘appreciative inquiry’, ‘encourager’ but no ‘appreciative encourager’.

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How To Do 50 Top Grounding Techniques for Anxiety

The How to Social Worker

The How to Social Worker. How To Do 50 Top Grounding Techniques for Anxiety. What Are Grounding Techniques for Anxiety? Anxiety is a huge problem these days. There are tons of ways therapists can teach you to overcome these difficult feelings.

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Wednesday NetWORK 9/2019

Network for Social Work Management

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Meta-analysis of Life Review Therapy RCTs for Treating Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults

Society of Clinical Psychology

Joyce is a woman of 63 years. Like almost one in five older adults, she struggles with feelings of depression. In her case, important life events seem to be related to these depressive feelings, as she recently retired and also lost her husband just two years ago.

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Care Leavers etc Part 2. The fight goes on.

The Vintage Social Worker

It is sad that I feel it to be a fight, I deleted that from the title twice because it seemed so negative. Maybe I mean a struggle. After so many years I still seem to be repeating myself so often about the way forward with the care system.

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New Short Film: Segregated by Design by Richard Rothstein

Michigan Girl's Café

This short film was just released on August 8, 2019!! Segregated By Design" examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.

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Differences Between Clinical and Non-Clinical Social Work

Simmons University

The need for professional social workers continues to grow. It’s important to understand the different types of social work — clinical or non-clinical — so that you can make an informed decision about which area of practice is the best fit for you. While both types of social workers are educated at the graduate level, there are key differences. The post Differences Between Clinical and Non-Clinical Social Work appeared first on SC-UMT. Social Work Content

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10 Benefits of Yoga for Improving Health and Recovery

Pure Recovery California

Yoga as a practice is hugely beneficial for a person’s health and recovery. Beyond the primary benefit of exercise, there are many other things to be gained through regularly practicing yoga.

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Clinical Philosophy

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Homelessness

Martin Webber

Ripon YMCA Sleep Easy 2019. Blog Housing

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